ELEN E6712: Communications Theory I
Columbia University, Spring 2004
This course covers the core communications theory topics at graduate level:
coherent and incoherent communications over Gaussian channels, basic digital modulation
schemes, intersymbol interference channels, fading multipath channels, carrier and clock
synchronization, and some advanced modulation schemes.
 Instructor:
Emina Soljanin
 Reader:
Anmo Kinm
 Prerequisite: Knowledge of probability, communications thoery, and signal processing
at undergraduate level is required.
 Grading:
homework assigned biweekly 30%, midterm 30%, and final 40%.
 Required
text: John G. Proakis, Digital Communications, Fourth Edition,
McGraw Hill, 2000.

Recommended
books:

J. M. Wozencraft and I. M. Jacobs, Principles of Communications Engineering,
John Wiley & Sons, 1965.

H. L. Van Trees, Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1971.

Class Material:

Lectures: Lecture 3, Lecture 4,
Lecture 5, Lecture 6,
Lecture 7, Lecture 8, Lecture 9, Lecture 10, Lecture 11

Homeworks: HW1,
HW2, HW4,
HW4, HW5

Homework Solutions: HW1S,
HW3S, HW4S

Project Papers: Optical1, Optical2,
Megnetic Recording, Equalization.

Tests: Midterm with solutions, Final with solutions.